A game mouse is not always a game mouse. Take the new Razer Basilisk. The PC gaming company has specifically created first person shooter games. It will work with everything else, but it has specialized features to maximize your performance for Battlefield 1. And if these are the games you play most of the time, you should probably consider something like Basilisk. Razer Basil is now available for $ 70.
What you will like
Comfortable design and high quality
Basil is a pleasure to use because of your comfort. It has a design similar to the excellent DeathAdder Elite, and like this mouse, the basil adapts to my palm without my fingers too wide. But Razer has modified this design with a thumb rest. This allows you to stay on the mouse buttons and the new sensitivity clutch.
The design of this mouse extends to the scroll wheel and sensor. Razer has built a dial that allows you to increase or decrease the drag of the scroll wheel to your liking. After playing with him for a while, I managed to get the wheel adjusted to me instead of forcing my index finger to fit the wheel. It continues with a 5G optical sensor, which is still much more advanced than equivalent laser sensors. It is the same Pixart PMW3389 sensor as the DeathAdder Elite, and is widely regarded as one of the best optical trackers you can get on a mouse.
The real outstanding feature here, however, is the clutch. Most game mice today come with an integrated way of adjusting their sensitivity on the fly. Basil has two buttons on the back that allow you to display your different preset sensitivity settings. However, the clutch is different, as it will only trigger a CPI setting (shots per inch) separately while actively pressing it. As soon as you release it, the mouse will recover its default CPI.
This is essential for a first person shooter because sometimes, like when you look at the barrel of a sniper rifle, you want those precise controls. But if someone sneaks up behind you on the Unknown Player battlefields, you do not want to have to scroll through the sensitivity options to have a chance to survive. With the clutch, you can simply release it and then turn and aim the opponent at close range as you normally would.
Razer made the clutch pleasant and easily accessible. You can keep your thumb away from the clutch at any time thanks to the rest cushion. And the lever itself has a great mechanical feel where you know exactly when you turned it on and off.
What you will not like
Thumb rest may cause unintentional clicks
The only problem with basil is that keeping your thumb on the rest means that you can accidentally press the mouse buttons. This is less problematic during the game depending on the actions you are linking to button 3 on the mouse and button 4. Instead, it causes me more headaches when I work. These default buttons often look something like Back in a browser, and it is frustrating to grate next to the Basilisk and suddenly find that your order Pizzahut.com is gone.
I think we are in a golden era for the mouse for games. Pixart optical sensors are incredible and everyone uses them, and these guaranteed returns allow hardware manufacturers to specialize. Razer responds to this with products like basil that I think will do enough to recommend them to those who spend most of their playing time on Counter-Strike, PUBG or any other shooter.